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Canon EOS M10 coming to Singapore

Fans of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras will be glad to know that Canon’s latest addition to the EOS M range, the EOS M10, will be available in Singapore by end of November.

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The EOS M10 is paired with the new compact EF-M15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that ensures high image quality in every shot. Equipped with a 3 inch tilt-type LCD touchscreen that extends to 180 degrees, the EOS M10 has an intuitive user interface that also enables selfies from varied angles. Photographers also benefit from an enhanced user experience with its Creative Assist editing capabilities and connectivity features.

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Powered by the advanced Canon DIGIC 6, the processor handles images quietly at swift speed and ensures high speed processing with low power consumption. Paired with the 18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution and clarity in images will stand out. Even in dim lighting, the high ISO speed performance from 100 – 12800 on the EOS M10 will capture rich colours and details. The EOS M10 uses an APS-C sized sensor, commonly used in the EOS DSLR range of cameras. The larger sensor size powerfully captures more light during exposure, ensuring higher image quality typically associated with DSLR cameras.

The Canon EOS M10 will be available in Singapore from end November at the following recommended retail price.


Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon just announced the successor to their popular EF35mm f/1.4L USM which was release in 1998.

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The Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is the first model to use Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics), an optical element capable of achieving a new level of sharpness by reducing chromatic aberration when combined with concave and convex lenses. This enables the lens to render superb image quality and performance, making full use of the brightness of a large aperture.

BR optics is capable of correcting chromatic aberration, thus significantly reducing colour fringing, a common occurrence found in large-diameter lenses. In addition to BR optics, the lens is made up of two aspherical lenses and a UD lens, which helps it achieve high image quality across the entire image frame from edge-to-edge.

The newly designed 9-blade circular aperture is able to produce more attractive bokeh effects. 35mm is a great focal length for both Full Frame and APS-C cropped frame.

The new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is expected to be available in Singapore from mid-October 2015. Singapore pricing is not available yet.

Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2015

The Canon PhotoMarathon is back in Singapore for the 13th year.


Date: 22 August 2015
Time: 7am
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall C
Registration Fee: (Open / Corporate) $15, (Student) $10

For more info and registration, visit Canon PhotoMarathon website.

Canon launched new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon just launched the EF50mm f/1.8 STM, the third generation of the popular EF50mm f/1.8 lens, aka nifty fifty, with a new Stepping Motor (STM).

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The latest version of the EF50mm f/1.8 builds upon the proven and venerable design, with enhanced metal mounts for better build quality and greater reliability, STM drive technology to make the autofocusing virtually silent, and optimized lens coating to suppress flaring and ghosting.

The inclusion of the new STM technology makes the lens viable for video capture – a function important to DSLR users today. This enhanced technology removes unwanted motor noise and makes for an even quieter, smoother, and quicker AutoFocus (AF) in movie shooting, resulting in better video footage.

The EF50mm f/1.8 STM is equipped with a reduced minimum focusing distance of 35cm, 10cm less from 45cm on the EF50mm f/1.8. This allows the user to get closer to the subject for a more up-close shot.

Pricing and availability of the EF50mm f/1.8 STM in Singapore will be advised at a later date. According to some websites, the EF50mm f/1.8 STM will be available in the US by the end of May and retails at US$125.99.

Update on 21 May 2015: The EF50mm f/1.8 STM is now available in Singapore at $189.​

Fireworks at Jurong Spring

My neighbourhood had a fireworks display last Friday evening to celebrate the completion of a multi-storey carpark near the wet market plus completion of upgrading plus lunar new year bazaar opening plus pioneer generation appreciation dinner.

This is not the first time we had a fireworks display in the neighbourhood. We had one in 2013 for National Day Observance Ceremony. Nevertheless, it is still interesting to take photos of fireworks that is not at Marina Bay. Its a good change of location.

Well, the fireworks is nothing compared to NDP or New Year Eve fireworks. But it is still pretty good this time. I managed to find a good spot at the top floor of the newly completed multi-storey carpark. It was a great evening to shoot fireworks with wind blowing the smoke away from where I’m standing. Very happy with my photos.



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